If you haven't yet made it to the track this spring, here's your chance: the City Tattersalls Club Cup, happening at Randwick Royal Racecourse on Saturday, October 17. One of the biggest events of the season, it's a serious, day-long shindig.
Test out your punting instincts with a bet in one of three major races: The Cup, The Nivision and Melbourne's Caulfield Cup, which will be screened live on a trackside super-screen. Kick back to live music, with tunes from legendary Mauritian-Australian DJ Havana Brown. Knock back a champagne or two in the pop-up Chandon bar. And, if you're in need of a dose of glamour, slip into the Clinique Pamper Lounge for a make-up touch-up. The best views will be found all day in the luxurious Grandview Dining Room, where you can indulge in some cracking fine dining.
But if that sounds like budget-blowing material, consider checking out The Bucket List Beach Club Marquee. This year, for the first time ever, the Bucket List has been a regular attendee at the races, bringing a piece of Bondi to the turf, with Lifeguard stations, Kombi vans, surfboards, signature cocktails and live entertainment. An $80 ticket includes entry to Royal Randwick, a main and two drinks. The menu, created by The Bucket List's chef, Tom Walton, includes tasty morsels like Queensland fresh prawn and truffle rolls with celery and herbs; fish and chips; and tuna poke tostados with avocado, soy, sesame and shallots.